Book Discussion on Gandhi and Churchill

Historian Arthur Herman talked about his book Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, published… read more

Historian Arthur Herman talked about his book Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, published by Bantam. In his book he recounts the contrasting roles Winston Churchill and Mohandas Gandhi played in the future of India. Mr. Herman relays Churchill’s desire to maintain British control of the country and Gandhi’s acts of satyagraha or civil disobedience to gain freedom for India. He responded to questions from audience members.

Arthur Herman is the author of To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World and How the Scots Invented the Modern World. Mr. Herman was formerly a history professor at George Mason University and Smithsonian’s Campus on the Mall. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 5, 2008
Last Aired:
Jul 6, 2008

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  • Jul 05, 2008 | 1:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 06, 2008 | 12:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 06, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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